Quotation Explorer - 'Revolutions'

Which is worse? Lust for the purchasing power of money, or the kind of lust that covets power over others? Let the history of 20th Century socialist revolutions answer that question. - A.E. Samaan
Revolutions arise from obstinacy. People are dissatisfied with what they are told and they develop new ideas. - Dirk Kurbjuweit
History respects revolutions; and yet, if a revolution is progressive, support it; if it is reactionary, resist it! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex (plain ones included). - Karl Marx
Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs.
The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions per minute. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it. - H. L. Mencken
Revolutions always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions. - Terry Pratchett
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them have done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think. - Bernard M. Baruch
I wonder Why we make huge revolutions and then the result is zero of hopes,freedom or even to find the food ! - عبير المعداوي
A revolution does not have to eat its children. In fact, it is those who are in power who could very well initiate revolutions. Let us not be old-fashioned and think only of armed uprisings of minorities as revolutions. Any movement that seeks to overhaul established attitudes is a revolution. - F. Sionil José
Every country on Earth needs a progressive Revolution. But these revolutions must come through the Revolutions in the mind, not through Revolutions using Violence! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I told myself a thousand times every single day I needed to forget you. I forgot to forget, and I forgot what I told myself" From "The Jasmine Tree: Love in the time of revolutions - Maha Khlaid
And is it not sects, bodies of definite, uncompromising principles, that lead us into revolutions? - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos. - Stephen Jay Gould
Were revolutions ever really what we thought them to be? - Rebecca Solnit
Acceptance is an active response to a temporary situation; surrender is a passive reaction to a situation that you think will last forever.-Personal Revolutions - Oli Anderson
Some revolutions resemble restorations, at least at first glance. - Luigina Sgarro
And how can there be a final revolution? There is no final one. The number of revolutions is infinite. - Yevgeny Zamyatin
In reality, though, the first thing to ask of history is that it should pointout to us the paths of liberty. The great lesson to draw from revolutions isnot that they devour humanity but rather that tyranny never fails to generatethem. - Pierre Trudeau
We do not leave those whom we truly love. We only break the hearts of those whom we can tolerate their hurts and can move away from their pain" From "The Jasmine Tree: Love in the time of revolutions - Maha Khlaid
By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them. - Christian Dior
Art was the first casualty of the Socialist and Communist revolutions of the 20th Century. Socialists killed the independent thinkers first. - A.E. Samaan
In the history of battles and wars, the massacres of civilians were the main reason of revolutions success. - M.F. Moonzajer
With the single exception of the American Revolution, the aftermath of all revolutions from 1789 on only worsened the human condition. - Arnold Beichman
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